Another day, another book review. Today I bring you a little gold nugget of a novel called The Shadows Between Us!
The Plot (according to Goodreads):
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.
But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?
This was absolutely impossible to put down. The Shadows Between Us is the Slytherin romance of your dreams and can only be described as delightfully wicked.
My edition is from Fairyloot and the purple and black cover is stunning. I think the normal version is red and black, but the special one stole my heart. It’s. So. Beautiful.
And then I opened the book and only put it back down once I was finished. It has just the right length to binge read but at the same time, I wanted another 1000 pages in this world with these characters.
I love that we don’t really have many typical “good guys” or “nice” characters here. Levenseller went full-on Slytherin and I’m here for it. The main character Alessandra is super badass and doesn’t give a fuck. I want to be best friends with her. Also, she designs and sews her own clothes with is such a cool addition to the character.
The story unfolds nicely, comes with many interesting twists and turns. While I may have found the end a tiny little bit cheesy, it was to be expected and I’m not really mad about it.
Get yourselves a copy of this book. Right now. I’ll wait.
It’s wicked, it’s dark, it’s charming, it’s simply unputdownable.
Did you read this book? Let me know in the comments what you think!